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Where The Heck is it? February, 2017

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Ancient Egyptians had problems akin to our modern ones. Libyan teenagers and other annoying people were sneaking into temple compounds to scrawl graffiti on the walls, make sandwiches from sacred meat offerings, and generally making a nuisance of themselves. Priests were forced to set up security systems, and here is the security system of one temple. The right-hand structure was used for a pat-down, and there was a metal detector in the second. Unfortunately, the system failed to detect cans of spray paint Libyan teenagers used for their graffiti, so the system fell into disuse.

The photo has some label problems.

1. Do you think you know where this scene is located?

2. What were those two structures used for?

Bring your answers to the January meeting and if you have the right information, you might win prizes!

 

 

Next Event


February 25, 2017
(Saturday)
Dr. Peter J. Brand
(Department of History = University of Memphis)

"Seti I: A biography"

Fondren Science Building, Room 123
7:30pm